On Sept. 13, 2023 at 1:26 a.m., Red Deer RCMP were called to a residential structure and vehicle fire on Lancaster Dr.. Red Deer Fire and EMS responded as well. Upon arrival, a vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and the fire was spreading quickly to a second vehicle and the residence.
The owners of the residence were home at the time of the fire. The owners and several neighbours heard a loud bang before the owner exited his home and discovered his vehicle on fire. City of Red Deer Fire department extinguished the flames.
All residents of the house are safe and no injuries were reported.
One vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire. A second vehicle has heat and paint damage. The exterior of the garage has extensive surface damage.
Fire investigators attended the scene and located the source of the fire. The fire is deemed to be suspicious and RCMP are investigating the incident as an arson.
The initial RCMP investigation is on-going and more information will be released once available.
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